Leaders Like Us:
Leland Melvin

Leaders Like Us: Leland Melvin Rourke Educational Media, 2021, 24 pp., Hardcover. $29.93. www.rourkeeducationalmedia.com

In this biography, you’ll meet an important leader in both sports and science — Leland Melvin. Leland was great at both football and science. When he had to stop playing sports, he worked on a new goal. He traded his football helmet for a space suit. He flew two missions into space and taught others the importance of science. With simple, easy-to-read pages and full-color illustrations that bring the story to life, you’ll learn about Melvin’s dedication, talent, and impact as he went from being a professional football player to an influential NASA astronaut. For ages 6 to 10.

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